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Jerry Miculek

Jerry Miculek: World Record Competition Shooter

While he might not be a household name outside of the shooting community, within it, Jerry Miculek is renowned as the fastest and best all-around shooter on the planet. Who is Jerry? He is the undisputed worldwide champion of revolver competition, holding five world records in revolver speed shooting. And he has an impressive list […]

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What Is A Wadcutter?

A wadcutter is a cylindrical bullet you’ll often find in revolver cartridges. It is made of pure lead and lacks a gilding metal jacket. Shooters most commonly use wadcutters with paper targets during practice and competition. They can also have self-defense applications. Wadcutter For Target Practice? A wadcutter’s broad, circular nose profile acts just like […]

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20th Century Gangsters and the Guns They Made Famous

Mob Weapons Most Americans have gained their knowledge of early-twentieth-century gangster guns from TV shows and movies. Those of us who watched The Untouchables on television in the late 50s and early 60s sat enthralled as Special Agent Eliot Ness chased down the Capone mob in one episode after another. Later, in a 1987 film, […]

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The Guns of Bonnie and Clyde

The Real Bonnie and Clyde “Bonnie and Clyde were pretty lookin’ people. But I can tell you, people, they were the devil’s children.” Georgie Fame, The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde She was petite and pretty; he had boyish good looks. But their attractiveness belied a violent and criminal nature unmatched by any couple in […]

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Best 38 Special Ammo: Range Training & Home Defense

The .38 Special is a classic revolver caliber, perhaps the classic revolver caliber of modern times. It’s impossible to go into any gun store and not find a selection of revolvers chambered in this classic round. It has a history as a workhorse. Though it may not be considered as powerful, or ballistically potent as […]